New hotels are opening almost every month, and almost all of the major brands are represented. Prices are high compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, but so is quality. When calling a hotel, ask about special discounts and promotions, because Hong Kong loves a bargain, and they can be found, especially in hotels in need of renovation and others outside the main tourist areas.
For many years, midrange and budget hotels were few and far between, but that is changing as new areas develop and with the arrival of the boutique-hotel concept.
Last-minute travelers or those with a sense of adventure can visit the Hong Kong Hotel Association counters at Hong Kong International Airport (provided you arrive before 11 pm). The people at the counter can provide a reservation on the spot, although it won't be discounted, and can show you which hotels are full and which have vacancies. This can be helpful during peak periods, such as in the autumn when Hong Kong's convention season is in full swing.
You're advised to book well ahead if you plan to attend one of the larger exhibitions or conventions.
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